Title

Factors influencing success of marine protected areas in the Visayas, Philippines as related to increasing protected area coverage

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

4-1-2011

Abstract

Throughout the world there is a general consensus among environmentalists that there should be an increase in the amount of marine area that should be reserved in marine protected areas (MPAs). In fact, the 1998 Philippines Fishery Code indicates a need for designation of at least 15% of municipal waters for fish refuges or sanctuaries. Such an increase in area would take productive fishing areas away from fishing communities that can ill-afford the loss. The larger the protected area, there will be a greater number of people impacted. This article examines the relationship between factors that influence the success of Community Based MPA (CBMPA) performance in the Visayas, Philippines and their significance in efforts to increase the size of protected areas. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

Publication Title, e.g., Journal

Environmental Management

Volume

47

Issue

4

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